Weekend Coffee Share, Looking on the Brightside

Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at Eclectic Ali. I had a nice morning sitting outside with the dog with my coffee, then a little exercise to follow.  I am reflecting on my health today, my personal improvement progress, and my writing journey.  Grab your favorite beverage of choice and pull up a chair!

You can see Bixby loves the fresh air and hearing the breeze and trees!

In book news, Malachi, Ruse Master, my latest book, got a 5 star review and seal from Reader’s Favorite. It is a sort of cross-genre, and while it certainly fits the Young Adult genre, it would be well-love by readers of any age from teen and up.  See reviews details at my earlier blog post:  https://pamelascanepa.wordpress.com/2020/05/07/malachi-ruse-master-earns-a-readers-favorite-5-star-review/


Limiting words and thoughts: Hmmm, like pain, stress, anxiety, tired. I am not a sufferer, but rather, victorious and resilient. I know I can do this even when I falter. I am still working on it, a work in progress , we could say.

On the topic of health, mental and physical, I have finished the Prednisone medication for my shoulder (rotator cuff impingement) and received an x-ray order. I will go in the next two weeks. At the start of this week, I was feeling so weary and pained, and the medication he gave me along with a higher dose NSAID made me feel loopy. Afternoon naps were necessary on Monday and Tuesday.   It was slightly better at the end of the weekm though.  I am still working on the mind/body connection when it comes to chronic pain and just finished reading a book on the subject.  It really involves looking inward at your stresses, pressures, or past negative emotions. It is called The Mind Body Prescription by Sarno.  I am sure to read more books on the subject.  It encouraged me to make a list on the things that bother me. I now have another book on the subject but can’t recall the title. I will share as I start reading.

All is well with my family, and I am still teaching online.  There are just short of three weeks left now.  A lot of students sent me kind messages in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, and I loved it.  I miss seeing them.  The computer is not the same, but we will all grow this this, and I hope they know I am still there.  

I do hope you all will enjoy Mother’s Day tomorrow!  Mom, my son, and I are planning on having a seafood meal and perhaps a walk in the park, not too close to any crowds.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

Author: PamelaS.Canepa, Writing and Living

I am a writer who also teaches reading and writing, currently. In 2016, I self-published an e-book and its sequel, and I am learning the art of self-promotion. I published a full-length time travel novel as of 6/16/17 and its sequel in the summer of 2018. Life is a trip, and writing is the best escape for me! Learn about my award-winning sci-fi novel, Detours in Time, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF Visit me at https://about.me/pamela.schloessercanepa

20 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share, Looking on the Brightside”

  1. Rotator Cuff issues aren’t good – hope it is OK. Very cool that you are getting Teacher Appreciation messages 🙂 Have a good rest of the weekend and I hope your week goes well.


  2. I hope that your Mother’s Day plans work out. The walk in the park sounds especially nice. Al and I have walked our dogs around the block together, this past week, and social distancing seems impossible to achieve in this neighborhood. The Prednisone helped? Is good? I am happy when I can take a nap during the day. I’ve tried to do that more often, myself. Best wishes!


  3. It is so hard not seeing the students every day! Do you get to make your lessons? We were given lessons by my district so it would be relatively uniform across the board, but I think it makes it harder for me or the kids to engage with the material. I hope things are somewhere closer to normal before next school year starts.
    Have a great Mother’s Day with your son! See you around the Coffee Share!

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  4. Congratulations for your book Pamela. Where can the readers access the book? I too write stories (short stories as of now) and plan to cater my work to a larger audience in the long run. I would be glad if you could share few tips about self-publishing and some good self-publishing platforms 🙂


    1. Hi, thanks for asking! Readers can find it here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B086VYJYZX. I have published exclusively through Amazon KDP, which is fairly easy, I just have a lot to learn about marketing. I’d suggest going to the KDP Amazon site and checking it out , they also have a video there. Fi, however, find trusted beta readers , and get a good, paired editor. I found on Fiverr online named Kit Duncan. She is very professional!

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  5. Hello, Pamela
    I’m very sorry to hear that your health is not yet where you need it to be, but am very happy for you and the reviews you’re receiving. Hang in there. You are tougher than whatever this issue is.
    I’ll be praying for that full and quick healing solution.


    1. Thank you, Gary! Yes, I need to always believe in my strength, that is so necessary. This times are trying, overall, but I should be grateful for the time to look inward, time for peace and quiet, perhaps time to meditate. I am trying to use this time well as we socially distance and move more slowly. I hope all is well with and your family, Gary!


  6. Hi Pamela,
    I hope your shoulders gets sorted out soon and you experience some relief. It’s a challenging time to think positive with so much to juggle in your head. Our transmission rates in Australia are looking really good atm and restrictions are easing for the right reasons. However, our leaders are keen to point out that we’re not out of the woods and they’re expecting the numbers to increase with more people out and about. So, everyone still needs to be vigilant and do their bit. There’s a bit of debate and fight back bt most people are social distancing and being careful. I guess you could say this takes positive thinking to the next level because you’re also taking position actions.
    Congratulations on the book.
    Best wishes,
    PS I forget to post my link but you’re most welcome to pop by for a coffee.


      1. I can sense the tension at your place. It’s very awkward, especially when you have different levels of adherence in your own home. One of the things I really don’t like is the suspicion the virus is generating and you’re less likely to catch it from strangers than someone you know. We’re only seeing my parents and a couple of friend and are keeping our circle small. They haven’t specifically mentioned that anywhere but we remember the AIDS era and they had this ad filled with endless beds saying you didn’t know where someone had been. I’ve spoken to a few friends on the phone, and shied away from meeting up. That’s said, here in Australia, as long as we don’t get too much of a resurgence. Fingers crossed we’re almost out and I hope things settle down over in America. Hope you have a nice week too.


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